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Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia rematch set for UFC’s January 15 event

Chookagian won the first fight by split decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC Fight Night 244
Jennifer Maia (L) in action vs Katlyn Chookagian during Women’s Flyweight bout at Madison Square Garden. New York, NY
Set Number: X163048 TK4

Two former UFC women’s flyweight title challengers will square off once again.

Following a report from MMA Ideas, MMA Fighting confirmed that Katlyn Chookagian and Jennifer Maia are lined up for a January 15th rematch.

Chookagian (16-4) got her title shot by beating Maia at UFC 244 in November 2019. She lost by third-round TKO to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 247, but followed up by thrashing Valentina’s sister Antonina in a lopsided decision. A first-round TKO to Jessica Andrade soon followed, but ‘Blonde Fighter’ has picked up consecutive decision wins over Cynthia Calvillo and Viviane Araujo.

Maia (19-7-1) has a 4-3 record under the UFC banner, most recently getting back above .500 with a decision over Jessica Eye at UFC 264 in July. The Brazilian’s title shot occurred after she armbarred Joanne Calderwood, and she took Valentina Shevchenko the distance but obviously wasn’t near a win. One concern for Maia is she’s missed weight twice, including for the first Chookagian fight.

A featherweight bout between strikers Giga Chikadze and Calvin Kattar is expected to serve as this card’s main event. It’ll also double as the UFC’s first show of 2022.